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Bernhard Fuchs, Almut, 2007, C-print, 12 5/8 x 12 3/4". From the series “Lot” (Fathom), 2007–17.

Bernhard Fuchs

Robert Morat Galerie | Berlin

Bernhard Fuchs, Almut, 2007, C-print, 12 5/8 x 12 3/4". From the series “Lot” (Fathom), 2007–17.

The photographs of Bernhard Fuchs are out of time, but not nostalgic. They are neither classicizing nor do they revisit a romanticized image of a glorious past. Rather, Fuchs displays a world apart, seemingly removed from contemporary concerns. This attitude already characterized the series of books this student of Bernd Becher has produced since the 1990s, each of which, often focusing on his home country of Austria, is dedicated to a single theme, such as landscape (Waldungen [2014]), farmyards (Höfe [2011]), and even cars (Autos—Fotografien [2006]). It was once again evident in the exhibition mounted in connection to the publication of his most recent book, Lot (Fathom [2018]), his third dedicated to portraiture (after Portrait Fotografien [2003] and Portraits [1996]). But whereas in the earlier books Fuchs depicted his subjects outdoors and at full length, so that we saw

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